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The 4 Newest Elements on The Periodic Table Have Just Been Named

Tennessee, represent!<p>Back in January, officials announced that four new elements had earned a permanent spot on the periodic table, with elements …

University of Tennessee

Dinosaur find resolves T. rex mystery

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1232000/1232341_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522210038_8cae6e2f7597862de700b24fb02d0680<p><b>A newly discovered species of Tyrannosaur - the group of meat-eating dinosaurs to which the infamous T. rex belongs - could hold the key</b> …

Dinosaurs

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

Physics

Is fermented food a recipe for good gut health?

<b>Fermentation as a way of preserving food dates back thousands of years, but it is now being held up as a potentially important source of friendly, health-giving bacteria. So should we all be eating sauerkraut and kimchi?</b><p>Allowing bacteria to form in a sealed jar of vegetables over a few months might …

Wellness

How Medieval Islam Influenced Modern Judaism - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

In the modern era, we associate Islam mainly with terrorism, barbarism, and opposition to science. But it was not always so. Long ago, early …

No imports? No problem. Prosciutto, salami, and provolone are now made-in-Russia

Lorenzo Getti makes for an unlikely Russian nationalist hero.<p>The handsome, 28-year-old Italian saw sales at his Moscow-based, Italian specialty-foods firm fall nearly a third in the first six months after Russia banned most Western food imports in the summer of 2014, in response to Western …

Russia

Osama Bin Laden Worried Wife Had Tracking Device in Her Tooth

WASHINGTON — Al Qaeda's leaders were increasingly worried about spies in their midst, drones in the air and secret tracking devices reporting their movements, documents seized in the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistani hideout reveal.<p>Translated and declassified by U.S. intelligence agencies, …

National Security

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

Soft Pretzels Recipe

<i>This soft pretzels recipe makes easy homemade pretzels with bread flour and beer (!) that are just like the real deal you’ll find in Germany. Here’s</i> …

Homemade

pretzel parker house rolls

There are kitchen discoveries that lead to nothing but trouble. The first time I caramelized sugar, I knew I was ruined. Why would anyone want to eat …

The holy grail of ramen dishes

While Tokyo has Japan’s only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant, the noodle consistently voted as the nation’s most delicious comes from a tiny, family-run shop in Wakayama City.<p>I watched without blinking as a row of six hands performed a bullet-fast dance: a splash of soy sauce, a shower of …

Japan

The scientific way to eat bread and lose weight

Popular diets like Atkins and Paleo have long preached that to lose weight — and keep it off — you’ve got to cut out the carbohydrates. But for those who love bagels and pasta (i.e., most of the population), a total divorce from life’s carb-y joys isn’t realistic — or healthy.<p>“Low-carb diets make …

Nutrition

Is the $150bn International Space Station the most expensive scientific flop in history?

GETTYIs the ISS worth it?<p>Countries from Europe – as well as Japan, Canada and a rare collaboration between the United States and Russia – have helped …

Broken breakthroughs: the strange curse of Wolfgang Pauli - in pictures

Why did scientists ban pioneering quantum physicist Wolfgang Pauli from their labs? David Fathi’s photos explore his catastrophic Pauli Effect

Physics

NASA Is Growing Potatoes In Peru To Simulate Martian Conditions

If Mark Watney can do it...<p>In order for humanity to one day colonize Mars, researchers must first find a sustainable crop to grow there. However, Mars isn’t the most hospitable place for plant life, which is why NASA scientists are currently in Lima, Peru attempting to grow potatoes in a simulated …

Organisms

Why I'm more worried about Marco Rubio than Donald Trump

<i>Update: On March 13, 2016 I realized I was wrong about this</i>.<p>When not delighting in the epic meltdown of establishment Republican Party politics, many people I know — my wife, my boss, etc. — are expressing terror at the notion that Donald Trump might actually become president of the United …

Republicans

150,000 penguins perish after giant iceberg traps colony

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 150,000 penguins have died since being stranded by a vast iceberg that became lodged off the coast of Antarctica six years ago, according to the journal Antarctic Science.<p>Combined with expanding ice, the B09B iceberg, which at 1,120 square miles is almost the size of Rhode Island, has …

Global Warming

A startling number of high school teachers are misleading students on climate change

A majority of science teachers across the country are teaching their students about climate change – but a significant number are teaching incorrect science, such as the notion that rising temperatures are attributable to "natural" causes.<p>That’s the conclusion of a major survey of US middle and …

Climate Change

What Scientists Mean When They Say 'Race' Is Not Genetic

If a team of scientists in Philadelphia and New York have their way, using race to categorize groups of people in biological and genetic research will be forever discontinued.<p>The concept of race in such research is "problematic at best and harmful at worst," the researchers argued in a new paper …

Genetics

Three Cup Chicken

The eponymous “cups” in this recipe’s name denote equal parts soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice wine. It’s a potent, salty and savory braised chicken …

Move over, sushi - now caviar could be Japan's greatest export

Japan is poised to ship its first batch of domestically-produced caviar overseas in the hopes of rivalling caviar powerhouses in Russia and Iran.<p>It has already seduced the world with its sushi and recently laid claim to the world's greatest Scotch whisky.<p>Now Japan is hoping to add something else to …

Releasing millions of GM mosquitoes ‘could solve zika crisis’

Releasing GM mosquitoes in Brazil has seen populations of infectious insects fall by 90 per cent<p>Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes should be released into countries affected by zika to bring the current crisis under control, scientists have claimed.<p>Thousands of babies have been born with …

Rachel Maddow: Democracy has been hijacked, children have been poisoned in Michigan

“They flipped a switch,” she said, “and the spigot they turned on poisoned the kids”<p>On Wednesday's edition of "The Rachel Maddow Show," host Rachel Maddow discussed the current state of emergency in Michigan, where the lead levels in the water were allowed to reach unhealthy levels.<p>In 2015, the …

Rachel Maddow

The Iceman's gut bacteria reveals human migration patterns

Since his discovery in 1991, Ötzi the “Iceman” — an intact, naturally mummified man believed to have lived in the Italian Alps approximately 5,300 …